Ghost Sites of the Web

Web 1.0 history, forgotten web celebrities, old web sites, commentary, and news by Steve Baldwin. Published erratically since 1996.

February 03, 2006

YIKES - another Web 1.0 Reanimation!

Back in 2003, I wrote a screed about failed dotcom AdForce which mentioned (either paranoically or presciently), that "The important thing to remember is that today, you're still being spied on, but with any luck at all, it's by your own government, which may have a damned good reason to do so, instead of a bunch of silly dot-com advertisers, who don't and never did."

I'm very glad to say that that the day I predicted has arrived -- everything you see, type, touch, or speak online is being monitored, which leads me to a very unfunny joke:

Q: What's the difference between Google and the NSA?
A: The NSA actually stands for something.

Ha ha. Well, let's move on to today's uncanny reanimation, which pertains to the guys who created AdForce. Well guess what: they're the very same guys who created dMarc, the company that Google acquired a few weeks ago for about a billion dollars.

Is there no stopping the unholy metamorphosis of Web 1.0 people into Web 2.0 people? And why do I have the eerie feeling that I've seen this horror movie before?

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